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Complete Your Free Application

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Send Transcripts

 Order official transcripts from each school you have attended. Send them to us electronically or in the mail.

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Look for Your Admission Decision

 The fun part! We'll send you an official decision on your application as soon as possible. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Feeling tripped up by the application process? Don't worry. We'll get you through it. Below are a few of the most common questions we receive. If you're still stumped, give us a call at (231) 591-2340.

 

Submitting Your Official Transcripts

  •  Do I need to send Ferris my high school and college transcripts?

    If you have not completed 12 college credits or more, you must send in your official high school transcript (or recognized equivalent, such as a GED).

    In addition, you must send in a transcript from every college or university you have attended, whether you earned credits or not.

    You do not need to send a transcript for any previous coursework completed at Ferris.

  •  How do I submit my official high school or GED transcript?

    The best place to start is your high school's website. They should have instructions for requesting a transcript. 

    Electronically: Transcripts can be sent electronically from the issuing school through a credentialing service such as Parchment or National Student Clearinghouse. Transcripts can also be emailed by the issuing institution to [email protected].

    Mailed: Documents can be mailed to the address below.

    Admissions Office
    Ferris State University
    1201 S. State Street, CSS 201
    Big Rapids MI 49307

    In-Person: You may also deliver you transcript in-person to your nearest Ferris office. Make sure to keep your transcript sealed in the original envelope it came in! If your transcript is opened, we can no longer consider it official.

    GED Transcripts: GED transcripts may be sent electronically using the GED website to [email protected].

  •  How do I submit my official college transcript?

    Start at the website for the school's registrar or records office. If you have trouble finding a link to request your transcript, contact your previous institution.

    Electronically: Transcripts can be sent electronically from the issuing school through a credentialing service such as Parchment or National Student Clearinghouse. Transcripts can also be emailed by the issuing institution to [email protected].

    Mailed: Documents can be mailed to the address below.

    Admissions Office
    Ferris State University
    1201 S. State Street, CSS 201
    Big Rapids MI 49307

    In-Person: You may also deliver you transcript in-person to your nearest Ferris office. Make sure to keep your transcript sealed in the original envelope it came in! If your transcript is opened, we can no longer consider it official.

    GED Transcripts: GED transcripts may be sent electronically using the GED website.

Submitting Your Test Scores

  •  Do I need to send Ferris my ACT, SAT, CLEP, or AP scores?

    You may need to send in your ACT or SAT scores if you do not meet one of the below conditions. 

    • You have completed 60 or more college credits
    • You have an associate degree or higher
    • You are an international student

    If you have no completed college-level English or Math, you are strongly encouraged to submit ACT or SAT scores for placement purposes.

    In order to receive credit for CLEP and AP tests, you must send us your official score reports. Reports may be used to place you into appropriate courses and determine equivalencies.

    Some Ferris programs may have specific score requirements.

    If you're still unsure whether or not you need to send in your test scores, give us a call at (231) 591-2340.

  •  How do I submit my official test scores?

    Due to COVID-19, we are currently reviewing applications without test scores. We will process applications without ACT or SAT scores once your high school transcript is received.

    For standardized tests, including the SAT, CLEP, and AP, visit CollegeBoard.org for instructions. Ferris State University's school code is 1222. 

    If you need to submit your ACT scores, head to ACT.org. You'll find step-by-step instructions on sending in your scores. Our school code is 1994.

Other Requirements

  •  How do I know if my program requires any other documents?

    If your program has special admission requirements, we will reach out to you via email with instructions on submitting them. Make sure to check the inbox of the email address you used to apply!

  •  What about requirements related to misconduct?

    When completing your application, you will be asked questions about any incidents of misconduct or criminal offense. 

    Don't worry! You will not be automatically disqualified from admission. Each case is reviewed individually. Watch the email you used to apply for additional steps, which may include:

    • Consent to and submission of payment ($25) for a criminal background check.
    • Submission of a brief explanation of the incident(s), including approximate date, circumstances and all sentencing elements (fines, periods of jail/prison time, probation or parole) to [email protected]

    The University may ask for additional information from you related to any incident of misconduct or criminal offense.